What could be a better birthday gift than helping to create a better world for people, animals, and the environment? Give the gift of service by dedicating your next Roots & Shoots project to Dr. Jane! Share your birthday projects on social media using the hashtag #80yearsofJane!
Announcing the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots 2014 National Youth Leadership Council!
For the Jane Goodall Institute, the anticipation of a new year is coupled with the excitement of welcoming a new group of young leaders from around the country to the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots! The NYLC is a keystone in the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth education programming.
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is working with passionate educators to implement high quality service learning in their classrooms.
Participants in this professional development opportunity are given in-person and online support throughout the school year as they map their community with their students to identify and implement a service learning campaign.
That time of the year has rolled around again. It's time to celebrate the annual United Nations International Day of Peace. Following Dr. Jane's lead as a UN Messenger of Peace, every year, Roots & Shoots members and friends recognize the Day of Peace with projects that promote peace among people, animals and the environment - as well as - flying Roots & Shoots signature Giant Peace Dove Puppets.
For nearly a decade, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has supported efforts to empower youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota through Roots & Shoots. On the reservation, the members’ projects have ranged from planting community gardens to establishing farmers markets, initiating water conservation efforts, and so much more.
Beginning this Fall, Roots & Shoots is working with passionate Los Angeles middle school educators to implement high quality environmental service learning in their classrooms. Educators participating in this opportunity are given in-person and online support throughout the school year as they map their community with students to identify and implement an environmental campaign.
In September, Roots & Shoots is hosting, along with Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers and the Institute for Humane Education, a humane education conference titled, Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future. Its going to be an incredible conference and is open to all Roots & Shoots group leaders and members, especially educators and anyone interested in promoting Roots & Shoots in educational settings.
One hundred days! That’s how long until the 2013 observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Every year, September 21 is a day to honor and celebrate peace, and at Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, we are counting down the days! In honor of the official countdown, Dr. Jane wrote a special message about this year's Day of Peace theme, Education for Peace.
Every day Roots & Shoots groups are taking action to improve their local environments, and make the world a better place for people and animals.
March 22, 2013